Saturday, 30 March 2013

Celebrities in vintage: Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes has one of the most alluring faces in Hollywood. Although she has her pick of designer clothes she is often spotted in vintage dresses, both on and off the red carpet. 

Eva wears vintage day dresses as well as formal evening gowns:

1950s rose print dress

1960s brocade shift

1980s polka dots

1960s sequin dress 

1970s maxi dress

1970s coral frock with lace trim

1950s Lancetti dress 

Her sultry looks are strongly reminiscent of another Latin beauty - Sophia Loren. Fashion editors have played up to this similarity in several magazine shoots... 

Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia

Marie Claire

Sophia Loren in the 1950s

The contemporary designs Eva wears are usually very retro-inspired:

Jonathan Saunders


1970s-style gown by Stella McCartney

1950s-style prom dress by Monique Lhuillier

1940s-inspired tailoring in Dior

Her style is very Old Hollywood - even down to the accessories:

Eva's look really reminds of this photo of actress Valerie Hobson:

To read my blog on vintage turbans (and the incredible women who wore them) click here. Eva's beautifully proportioned face lends itself to retro hairstyles too:

1940s rolls in forthcoming movie The Spirit

1960s chignon (also a favourite with Carrie Bradshaw)

The actress recently partnered with New York & Company to create a fashion line, which will be called Eva by Eva Mendes. The line will be rolled out across 519 US stores later this year. 

One of my favourite Eva clips is from The Other Guys - not a great movie but it has its moments - including this scene where she wears a very cute 50s-style day dress:


If you like Eva's casual look we have a beautiful selection of vintage floral prints in stock. To view in our online boutique please click here. Next celebrity fan: Kristin Davis. Stay tuned.. 

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